All profits from the Girls Support Girls 5k supports our G.E.M.S. program. G.E.M.S. (Girls Empowered and Motivated for Success) is a group that takes 5th-grade girls at Oak Park Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, and works with them to become leaders on campus. The girls have weekly meetings in addition to their book club and journaling sessions. Each month the group covers different topics to help the girls learn and grow. For example, we teach the girls to be leaders rather than bosses, healthy habits, self-care, handling emotions, taking responsibility, having integrity, etc. Each girl in the group also has an individual mentor on campus that they meet twice a week to ensure the student is meeting expectations and to help the student problem solve in various situations. The program is in place to make sure that the girls are set up for success in their transition to middle school and we keep in contact with the girls even after they have left Oak Park.
You can run the virtual 5k or mile run/walk anytime between 1 October 2020 and 31 October 2020. Log your completion in RunSignUp by 3 November 2020 to get a finisher medal.